Para teqball held a demonstration event at the Warsaw Beach Challenger Cup ©FITEQ

An introductory talent identification training programme was held for Para teqball during the Warsaw Beach Challenger Cup, following the launch of the sport in March.

Taking place from July 23 to 25, the Beach Challenger Cup and the Para teqball training programme were covered by national media in Poland and was broadcast on local television channel TVP3 Warsaw and on the radio.

Players from Polish amputee football club and reigning champions Legia Warsaw participated in the programme and were presented with a Teq Lite table to help them develop further.

The International Federation of Teqball formally launched the sport in March which they hoped would "inspire a new generation of teqers to reach their full potential."

A classification system has also been set up to determine which athletes are eligible to compete in the two Para-teqball classes.

Amputee players from Legia Warsaw attended the Para teqball event ©FITEQ
Amputee players from Legia Warsaw attended the Para teqball event ©FITEQ

In the Beach Challenger Cup men’s singles, the world number two Apor Gyorgydeak from Romania defeated Hungary’s rising star Balazs Katz 12-6, 12-4 in the final.

Hungary won gold in the women's singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles.

Zsanett Janicsek claimed the women's singles title, before teaming up with reigning doubles world champion Csaba Bányik to win mixed doubles gold too.

Bányik and Katz won the men's doubles.

Romania’s Kinga Barabasi and Katalin Dako stopped Janicsek from winning a third gold by claiming the women's doubles title 12-9, 8-12, 12-10.